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Faith Briefs Oct. 19-21

Pastor anniversary at Gray’s Chapel
Gray’s Chapel FBH, 229 Shaver St., continues the Pastor’s Anniversary celebration for Pastor Robert A. Wood tonight at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Poor Man’s Supper at Luther’s Lutheran
RICHFIELD — Saturday at 5 p.m. Luther’s Lutheran Church will host a Poor Man’s covered dish supper at the church, located at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads.

7-Up Program at Union Chapel AME Zion
LINWOOD — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will host a 7 Up Program on Sunday. Sister Shirley Scott, Sister Rachel Highsmith, Sister Karen Hicks, Sister Yolanda Roberts, Sister Kajuana Hamilton and Sister Ramona Hart will speak on themes of exhortation such as Lift-Up, Look Up, Shut Up, Reach-Up, Stand-Up, Dress-Up and Wake-Up. Rev. Michael Frencher Jr. is host pastor.

Homecoming at Sandy Ridge AME Zion
LANDIS — Historic Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church will observe its 48th homecoming and fall revival beginning Sunday at 10 a.m. Host pastor Rev. Clarence J. Shuford Jr. will deliver the morning message, with music by the Sandy Ridge Gospel Choir under the direction of C. Eugene Caldwell, and liturgical dance by Praise In Motion, led by Mary Sheely and Maggie Propst, with LeMarcus Foard and Zion Jackson as percussionists.
Speaker for the 3 p.m. service is Rev. Dr. James McDougald, pastor of Rock Hill AME Zion in Indian Trail.
Revival services are Monday-Wednesday.
Monday: Rev. Marcus Fairly, St. Luke Baptist Church;
Tuesday: Rev. Jarma Chisolm, Columbus Chapel AME Zion Church, Davidson;
Wednesday: Rev. Reginald Keitt, Mt. Pleasant AME Zion, Statesville.

Women’s Day at White Rock AME Zion
pic White Rock AME Zion celebrates its 57th Women’s Day on Sunday with Mary M. Marlin of Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church as the 11 a.m. speaker. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Judy B. Richards, associate pastor of Files Chapel Baptist Church of Lexington, will be the 3 p.m. speaker.
Rev. Richards holds a bachelor’s degree from High Point University, a master’s degree from Catawba College and a master’s degree from UNC-Greensboro. She is a teacher for the Lexington City Schools and UNC-Greensboro.

Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian
Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., at the 11 a.m. service will be Rev. Stedman Newsome. Visit johncalvinpres.com to learn more.

Women’s Day at Trinity Presbyterian (USA)
pic Trinity Presbyterian Church (USA), 300 S. Caldwell St., will observe Women’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month with guest speaker Rowan County native and breast cancer survivor, Jewell Witherspoon Holland.
Hollands holds a bachelor’s degree from Livingstone College and did graduate work at Penn State University in Pennsylvania, George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
She has taught in Roanoke, Va. and Hanau American School in Germany for the US Defense Department as well as in Washington, D.C. and the Rowan-Salisbury Schools system.

WELCA Sunday at Gloria Dei Lutheran
It’s WELCA Sunday (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. Ladies of the church will preside over the worship service by presenting the sermon, to include the children’s sermon, serve as greeters, ushers, communion assistants, and music.

Women’s Day at Jerusalem Baptist
Jerusalem Baptist Church celebrates Women’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Daphne Wilson, associate minister of Morning Star Baptist Church in Eden.
Special music will be provided by an all female choir composed of the ladies of Jerusalem, as well as women from area churches. All women in attendance are asked to wear white.

Foundation Sunday at First UCC
Sunday is Foundation Sunday and Catawba Homecoming Sunday at First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. Worship begins at 11 a.m.

144th anniversary at Miller’s Chapel AME Zion
Miller’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 920 Miller’s Chapel Road, will observe its 144th church anniversary on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The morning preacher will be the pastor, Rev. Hezekiah Lawson. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. The 3 p.m. preacher will be Rev. Robert Kelley Jr., pastor of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church.

Homecoming at Mt. Zion Lutheran
RICHFIELD — Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 111 East Church St., will celebrate homecoming with a special service on Sunday at 11 a.m. followed by a covered dish luncheon. Call 704-463-7280 or visit www.mtzionrichfield.org. Host pastor is Ruth Ann Sipe.

Homecoming at Rhema Praise and Worship
SPENCER — Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, will celebrate its annual homecoming on Sunday at 3 pm. Bishop Dennis Clodfelter of New Life Worship Center, Lexington, is the guest speaker. Rev. Alonza Williams Sr. is host pastor.

Homecoming at Providence AME Zion
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will observe homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker Rev. Dr. Derrick Anderson of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Revival is Oct. 22-24 at 7 p.m.
Monday: Rev. Harold L. Jordan, Third Creek AME Zion;
Tuesday: Rev. Robert Kelley, Moore’s Chapel AME Zion;
Wednesday: Rev. Tamica L. Robinson, St. John AME Zion.
Rev. Zacharias E. Allen Sr. is host pastor.

UMA joint worship
The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Caldwell St. Rev. Charles Susong of Mount Calvary Holiness Church, will deliver the message.
The UMA’s business meeting is at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 East Cemetery St.

AMEZ Youth Explosion
EAST SPENCER — The Salisbury District Varick International Christian Youth Council of the AME Zion Church will sponsor a Youth Explosion on Monday, Oct. 22 at Southern City AME Zion Church in East Spencer at 7 p.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Tyquan Alston, pastor of Swift Street AME Zion Church in Greensboro. Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr. is the Presiding Elder of the Salisbury District.

Revival at Hall’s Chapel
Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church’s Men’s Fellowship, located at the corner of East Monroe and South Clay Streets, will host its annual fall revival Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 23-25 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Rev. Eric Susong of Mt. Calvary Holy church;
Wednesday: Rev. John Banhkead of New Bethel Baptist Church of Mocksville;
Thursday: Elder Couri Williams of Nazareth Primitive Baptist Church of Charlotte. Host pastor is Elder Richard Johnson.

Revival at Crown In Glory
Crown In Glory Lutheran Church, 517 E. Bank St., will hold revival services Oct. 25-26, with praise at 7 p.m. followed by worship at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Rev. Timothy Bates, Calvary and Cameron Presbyterian Churches, Statesville;
Friday: Rev. John Geter, Salem Baptist Church, Lexington.
6 p.m. Saturday: musical program by Echoes For Christ.
On Harvest Home Sunday, Oct, 28, Rev. Donald Anthony, host pastor, will speak at the 9 a.m. service. with lunch from1-2:30 p.m. The praise service begins at 3 p.m. followed by worship at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Fred Hoffman of Point of Grace Lutheran Church, Cornelius and vacancy pastor for Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Charlotte, will speak. Music will be provided by the Crown In Glory choir and guest singers/musicians from the community. Phyllis Partee is director.

Purpose Driven Life classes
Purpose Driven Life classes hosted by In My Father’s House
Purpose Driven Life classes, led by Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, will be conducted from 10-11 a.m. on the first and second Thursday of each month, at Brookdale Assisted Living, 2201 Statesville Blvd. The next study dates are Nov. 1 and 8.

Root of David Church of Deliverance
The Root of David Church of Deliverance, 1315 Short St. (off Long St.), holds services in the Zeta Building every Sunday at 4 p.m. with the exception of first Sundays. Presiding Apostle is Susan Yarbrough.

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